Friday, 4 October 2013, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
A Roundtable on the History of Women in the Renaissance, Room 9100
CUNY, The Graduate Center.
2013 marks the twentieth anniversary of the initial conception of The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series, edited by Margaret King and Albert Rabil, Jr., published from 1996 by The University of Chicago Press and then continued in 2009 by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) and Iter, both at the University of Toronto.
To commemorate this event, three distinguished scholars who have contributed in a major way to the study of women in the Renaissance — Virginia Cox (Italian and Comparative Literature, New York University), Domna Stanton (French, CUNY, The Graduate Center), and Albert Rabil, Jr. (Co-Editor, The Other Voice Series, Chicago UP and Toronto UP) — will be speaking at the CUNY Graduate Center. The symposium will focus on the contribution made to the fields of French, Italian, English, and History, among other fields, by the series’ publication of over 124 titles by or about Renaissance women. More a roundtable discussion than a series of talks, this event should allow plenty of time for questions and interventions from the audience concerning the history and the future of these two important fields: Renaissance Studies and Women’s Studies. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. A reception will follow in the History Department Lounge in Room 5111.